We lost a member of the Arcadia Police Department family last Friday, June 28, 2013, when retired Lieutenant Ed Ostashay passed away. Ed's wife and kids were with him when he died.
Known to most of us as "Eddie O", Ed was a friend and mentor to many a young officer and partners alike. Ed was born in 1950, in Detroit, Michigan, and worked as a machine operator before becoming a police officer in 1972. Ed was promoted to Sergeant in 1981 and Lieutenant in 1986. Along his career path, he worked in Crime Prevention, Patrol, the Detective Bureau, Administration, and as the Reserve Officer Coordinator. Ed retired on March 28, 2002.
Lieutenant Ostashay is pictured below along with retired Sergeant Andy Balantyne on the roof of the old Bekins building. They were working a suicide case while both assigned to the Detective Bureau when the photo was taken.
Take a look at Ed's farewell email to his partners at APD...he left many of us with some good memories! Rest in peace, Ed, and watch over us!